“Fear not; for they that be with us, are more than they that be with them.”—2 Kings 6:16

My soul, never lose sight of this which was shewn to the prophet’s servant in his fright. Though thou seest not, with bodily eyes, the mountain full of horses and chariots of fire in thy defence; yet with thy spiritual eyes, thou mayest see, infinitely beyond all this, as surrounding thee at all times and in all places, God thy Father, with all his divine attributes and perfections, all engaged, all made over, all pledged in covenant engagements, in Jesus, for thy defence, protection, comfort, security, and guiding thee in all things. There is more in that one assurance than in a thousand worlds, “I will be thy God”— and all in Jesus, yea and amen. Then, moreover, thou hast God thy Redeemer with thee, with all his fulness, all his grace, all his love-his whole heart, his whole soul thine. And thou hast God the Holy Ghost, with all his influences, gifts, teachings, quickenings, consolations, strengthenings. All these are with thee; to say nothing of angels, which are ministering spirits, sent forth to minister unto them which are heirs of salvation. Surely God’s attributes, Jesus’s graces, the Holy Ghost’s comforts, being all thine own, and always with thee; let what armies of men, or legions of evil spirits assault thee— unbelief, or fear, or doubt, or misgiving; let nothing drive out the recollections nor remove thy confidence. “Fear not, for they that be with thee are more than all that can be against thee.” Hallelujah. Amen.


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